HOME OF THE RAIDERS

  • Collins-Maxwell MS - HS: 515-387-1115 | Collins-Maxwell Elementary: 641-385-2446

Calendar Revisions for the 2016-17 School Year check the Calendars page on left hand side

Guidance Counselor HS

Welcome to the Collins-Maxwell Guidance Page. It is our intention to provide you with the necessary tools to help you plan for the future. The links below are provided for you and your family to explore in order to discover what the guidance office has to offer.

7-12 Guidance Counselor:
Jessica Allen
jallen@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us
515-387-1115 ext 300


College Planning

College Planning Center
Iowa Colleges & Universities
College Entrance Exams
College Requirements

Scholarships
Financial Aid
Choosing a College

Career Planning

Career planning is a process that spans your lifetime. It is something that you should begin thinking about when you are young and that you will continue to think about even after you have a job. There are several steps to career planning.

  1. Explore your talents, abilities, interests, skills, values, and desired lifestyle.
    1. www.dmacc.kuder.com (This website is used within the C-M guidance program).
    2. Career Focus 2000 Interest Inventory
    3. O*NET Career Exploration Tools
    4. Use information from parents, teachers, and friends to get to know yourself. Take advantage of activities and assessments provided by the guidance counselor. 
  2. Explore various career directions and possible occupations.
    1. Occupational Information Network O*NET
    2. America's Career InfoNet
    3. US Bureau of Labor Statistics
  3. Discover where the jobs are in your interest area- what's hot and what's not?
    1. Job Outlook 2006
    2. America's Career InfoNet
    3. US Bureau of Labor Statistics
    4. Iowa Workforce Development
    5. Ames Economic Development Commission 
  4. Use your education to your advantage and get the most out of high school.
    1. Create a Four-Year High School Graduation Plan with your guidance counselor. 
  5. Explore postsecondary options that will help you make the most of your life.
  6. Set goals and prepare to successfully reach them.
    1. True Life Interactive
    2. Mission Statement Builder

Course Registration

Course Offering 2007-2008
Registration
Courses Count: Preparing Students for Postsecondary Success by ACT

How PSEO Courses Transfer:

From DMACC to ISU
From DMACC to UNI
From DMACC to Iowa

To find out how classes taken at Collins-Maxwell for college credit will transfer to other colleges, go to the college's website for transfer students and look for the transfer gu

Health & Wellness

Web Resources

Local Resources
Listed alphabetically; not a comprehensive list

  • ACCESS 1-800-203-3488
  • ACHIEVEMENTS, INC.
  • ALANON 515-233-6312
  • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 515232-8642
  • BENTON, BARBARA. Ph.D. 515-232-2864
  • BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE CENTER 515-244-1416
  • BIRTHRIGHT PREGNANCY SUPPORT CENTER 515-292-8414
  • CANCER INFORMATION CENTER 1-800-237-1225
  • CATHOLIC CHARITIES COUNSELING 515-232-7421
  • CENTER FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY 515-232-3206
  • CENTRAL IOWA MENTAL HEALTH CENTER 515-232-5811
  • CENTRAL IOWA PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES 515-241-5746
  • CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE 1-800-343-7347 or 1-800-652-9516 for after hours
  • COUNSELING CENTER OF CENTRAL IOWA 515-241-2300
  • CRISIS LINE 515-233-2330
  • DALE, JAN. Ph.D. 515-233-5719
  • DOMESTIC ABUSE 1-800-942-0333
  • FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER 515-233-2250
  • HASTINGS, JILL. Ph.D. 515-233-0020
  • HAWK-I HEALTH INSURANCE 1-800-257-8563
  • HELP CENTRAL REFERRAL SERVICE 1-800-723-0614
  • IOWA AIDS HOTLINE 1-800-445-2437
  • IOWA HOMELESS YOUTH CENTER 515-265-1222
  • LUTHERAN SERVICES OF IOWA 515-232-7262
  • MARY GREELEY MEDICAL CENTER ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC UNIT 515-239-2251
  • MID-IOWA COMMUNITY ACTION 515-956-3333
  • MID-IOWA FAMILY THERAPY CLINIC, INC. 515-239-9974
  • PEOPLE PLACE 515-233-1677
  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF MID-IOWA 515-292-1000
  • RICHMOND CENTER 1-800-830-7009
  • STORY COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES 515-382-7290
  • STORY COUNTY DHS 515-292-2035
  • STORY COUNTY JUVENILE COURT 515-233-3346
  • SUICIDE CARELINE 1-800-784-2433
  • TEENLINE 1-800-443-8336
  • WOMEN SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE 515-232-5811
  • YOUTH LAW HOTLINE 1-800-728-1172
  • YOUTH & SHELTER SERVICES 515-382-6874

Frequently Used Documents

NCAA Rules Change: Notice to students interested in participating in Division I or II sports- ACT and/or SAT scores must now be sent directly to the NCAA Clearinghouse from the testing company. The high school transcript with record of scores is no longer accepted. To have your test scores sent directly to NCAA, mark '9999' on ACT or SAT registration. To obtain a NCAA Student-Athlete Guide and a registration form to become eligible to participate in Division I or II sports, go to www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.

DMACC will be offering Motorcycle and Moped Safety Program classes soon. Classes are available in the spring, summer, and fall. To find out specific dates, contact the guidance office. To enroll or register for a course, call 515-964-6800.

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Daily Announcements

    April 28, 2017

    Day 164

     

    1. JV/V girls soccer game with PCM cancelled tonight. No practice.

     

     

     

     

    2. HS Girls track meet at Ballard has been cancelled for tonight!  No practice.

     

     

    3. No MS Girls/Boys track practice.

     

     

    4. Last night the boys track team competed at PCM in a highly competitive meet. Final team scores were East Marshall 135, PCM 133, CMB 131. Lots of gritty efforts, PR's, and guys stepping up to compete! Please come out to support the boys and girls track teams at our conference meet this Tuesday at Baxter.

    Congrats to Will Clapper for competing hard at Drake Relays yesterday! Will improved his incoming seed in the shot put and represented himself and the team well on a big stage.

     

     

     

     

     

    5. There will be another senior picture in the gym on Monday, May 1 during MTSS.

     

     

     

     

     

    6. HS volleyball meeting on Tuesday, May 2 at 1:15 for all girls going into grades 9-12 next year in Ms. Dentlinger's room. We'll be discussing some important information regarding fundraising and ordering before summer. 

     

     

     

     

    7. LIBRARY BOOKS  ~ As the school year comes to a close, it is time to pay off your library fees and fines.  Search under your beds and in your closets and find that missing library book.  No more books will be checked out this 2016-17 school year and please make sure you return you book(s) before or on the the day they are due. If you have a fine please turn pay your money to the Superintendent's office.

     

     

     

    8. All DMACC paperwork is due before you leave for the summer.  Do not procrastinate and miss out on the class you want.  Also, if you are taking a DMACC math class in the fall you need to complete the ALEK test.  See Mrs. Allen for instructions.

     

     

     

    9. I Have A Plan Guideways are required to be completed before Mrs. Allen can sign you out. Plan accordingly, you have received an email if you are not 100% complete.

     

     

     

    10. Music booster meeting Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30 PM in the Choir room

     

     

     

     

    11. Silver Cord hours for the 2016-2017 school year are due May 1st. That is Monday!

     

     

     

     

    12. Attention juniors and seniors: the Senior Class and their parents invite you and your guest to attend this year’s After-Prom. The festivities begin at 11:30 at the high school on April 29th and lasts until 3:00 a.m. There will be a hypnotist, inflatables, games and food. Please stop by the Principal’s office to sign up and get a waiver for you and your guest. Please have the waivers returned by Wednesday, April 26th.

     

     

     

    13. Senior Parents ~ the 2017 After Prom Signup Genius has been sent out for After Prom, April 29th, please take some time and fill in a time that you can come and support your senior's last big function.  We need your help, there are lots of time slots still open.  Thank you!!

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094baea82faafb6-2017/13469999

     

     

     

    14. JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM 

    Reminders: 

    * You may sign up for seating chart in my room. 

    * You need to sign up for couple/single pictures in my room. 

    * Be at the Grand March by no later than 5:15 pm as we will be taking class photos at 5:30. 

    * Grand March begins at 6pm 

    * Dinner begins at 7pm 

    * Valet Parking on the bus barn side of the school. 

     

     

     

     

    15. JOIN US FOR OUR FREE SPORTS PHYSICAL EVENT FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL - HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES!!

    We have two dates available for athletes to receive free sports physicals!

    Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

    Thursday, July 20th, 2017

    Time: Both are 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Location: Iowa Ortho (450 Laurel Street, Des Moines)

    Physicians providing the physicals are from Mercy Hospital.

    Registration is now open for both dates through the event brite link

    https://freesportsphysicals.eventbrite.com

    Athletes/Parents are encouraged to register via Event Brite. Pre-registrants will receive a "Swag Bag" upon arrival of the evening.

    Parent/Guardian is recommended to attend to give consent. However, If Parent/Guardian is unable to attend. Please let me know as consent forms can be sent prior to event to those people.

     
     
     

    16. There is a sign up for 2017 CM Football cheerleading in the office.  Coach Scott is trying to get an idea of how many are interested.  Tryouts and practices will be announced at a later time.  There is a separate sign up for MS and HS cheerleaders.

  • 1:30 Dismissals on Tuesday (August 23) and Wednesday (August 24).

    Zootopia Under the Stars on Friday, September 9! 

Lunch Menus